Minoriko is the harvest goddess in Gensokyo. Along with Shizuha, they control the autumn season. Minoriko battled the heroines in Stage 1 on Mountain of Faith. The reason for battling Reimu was suspecting she would be eaten, and the reason for battling Marisa is possibly to demonstrate her power. In Double Spoiler, Minoriko was Aya's practice partner. Other than visiting the Human Village for giving the humans a good harvest, she runs a sweet potato stand.